15 Retro Foods We Can't Believe Our Parents Fed Us

From misplaced marshmallow fluff to puzzling pie fillings, here are 15 awful creations our parents made us eat back in the day!

1 of 15 Deviled Lettuce Salad

Before the popularity of tuna salad and chicken salad rose, there was the deviled lettuce salad. It’s like deviled eggs…but on a bed of lettuce. Yum. Leave it to the ‘70s to take something as unappetizing as a head of iceberg lettuce and make it even worse.

And don't think that just because it has the word "salad" in the title that it's healthy—this egg monstrosity comes with a giant heap of cream cheese, Miracle Whip, and a generous helping of chopped ham. Try it today—your heart and your taste buds will hate you for it!

Before there were whole grains and Vitamin Water, there was a bevy of disturbing foods that kids were made to eat. Cookbooks from the '50s to the '80 are filled with normal foods that are jellied and adorned with pineapples. Why anyone thought these cooking abominations were a good idea is anyone's guess. How we stomached them when we were children is an even bigger mystery. Click through to the next slide for even more unbelievably gross foods our parents used to force-feed us back in the day.

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